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    November 15, 2012
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of about 50. a lot of these clouds that are streaming in from the south. we have all sorts of rain showers through georgia and carolinas today, even southeastern virginia. lesser clouds out to the west. so there's some hope that we'll get some sunshine, at least for part of the day. temperatures this morning certainly chilly. up north and west we've had more breaks so upper 20s to low 30s. frof areas here. we're 45 on the bay in annapolis. 39 in easton. we're going into the upper 40s and low 50s. monika, we've got big problems northbound i-95. you've been telling us for a little while now. what's the latest? it only takes one accident to cause major delays, especially when you're coming up on i-95. this time it's an accident at route 123 just as you head north of woodbridge. it's blocking off the two left lanes. i'm going to step out and show you what it looks like live first from our sky 9. look at that. northbound 95. it's been there for about half an hour, but it's already affected your traffic. let's also take a live look
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from our traffic camera closer in. this is what it looks like at the prince william parkway. so please keep us in mind for your travel plans. maybe scoot over to route 1. a quick look at our geographerrics again. want to let -- graphics again. want to let you know there are delays in both directions on metro's red line from glenmont to wheaton because they're single tracking and obstruction there on the tracks. >> thank you, monika. the deadly terror attack that took place on september 11 at the american consulate in benghazi, libya will be center stage on capitol hill today. >> lawmakers are holding closed door hearings with hopes of getting some answer. former c.i.a. director david petraeus is expected to testify before the senate intelligence committee. >> 9news reporter surae chinn live from capitol hill with new developments regarding these hearings and how they play into the developing drama. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. that is correct. the former c.i.a. director will not be appearing today on capitol hill, but he is expected to appear tomorrow
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before a house panel to be grilled on benghazi. that's only because lawmakers pressuring him to step forward to talk about a detailed -- about detail of this attack. petraeus was actually supposed to testify today on capitol hill before a house intelligence committee, but that was all scrapped because of the scandal that broke out and his admission to an affair with his biographer paula broadwell forcing him to resign. so lawmakers do want to get to the bottom of benghazi but they also want to know what type of classified access informatn that paula broadwell may or may not have had if any. well, meanwhile on the scandal, cameras spotted broadwell who's staying with her brother at his home in northwest d.c. president obama made his first public comments about the scandal yesterday. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had
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negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: it's been revealed f.b.i. agent frederick humphries uncovered the affair after a complaint from tampa socialite jill kelley. today the acting c.i.a. director will be testifying before the house panel and expected to be grilled on the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. so we'll focus on the attacks in benghazi today and tomorrow but when petraeus does testify, we're expected to hear more on the scandal that brought him down. back to you. >> surae chinn live on capitol hill. thank you, surae. in president obama's first news conference since winning reelection last week, he ended up calling republican criticisms of u.n. ambassador susan rice outrageous. the president called out republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain for their comments saying they would block the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice if she is nominated for secretary of state. >> if senator mccain or senator graham and others want to go
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after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> summer mccain will do whatever it takes to block the nomination. the president also spoke about the fiscal cliff in his news conference. >> jessica doyle is back and this your money report, the latest on the negotiations and high stakes that families will face if we fall off this cliff. >> president obama said he is willing to work with republicans to prevent the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes from taking effect at the
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start of the new year, but he's standing by his commitment to raise taxes for those making more than $250,000. that's something republican leaders say they simply will not accept. if both sides don't reach a deal, new tax hikes will hit very hard, especially on parents. they could have a really tough time paying for child care. >> reporter: it's a dilemma facing families across the country. mother of three, jenny trotter says not being able to get a tax credit for child care expenses could really impact her family. >> we typically get a refund and, you know, thinking that that might not be a possibility for some people who do use that money at the end of the year to take care of big expenses, you know, that would be tough. >> reporter: that's why accountants are warning parents to plan carefully for 2013 unless congress decides to change current tax law, parents who used to receive a $1,000 per child credit on their taxes will only get $500 per child.
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>> it's really worrying people. and so i think the best thing to do is just to plan accordingly. >> reporter: accountants say families can also expect to lose hundreds in the amount they're able to deduct as child care expenses. these numbers really add up. >> it would make a big difference for moms trying to decide if they're going back into the work force. >> this year it's estimated that american families will claim over $38 billion in total child credits. $37 billion of those would simply go away if the country is allowed to head over the fiscal cliff. this hurts families who need this help the most. these are lower-income families. 15,000 to $40,000 a year that are using a lot of these credits primarily. >> it's time to do something about it. >> absolutely. >> any more word on wiggle room as to who is classified a millionaire? you were talking they're raising the number to over a million dollars? >> i haven't seen a lot of
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information on the back door negotiations going on about that but there are major talks expected tomorrow between both sides of the aisle. so we'll have to see what comes out of that. >> thanks, jess. prince george's county police have arrested four men in a deadly 2010 shooting. it just became a murder case. it's been to years since melvin pike was found shot inside his car. last week pike died of complications related to that shooting. officers have ruled the death a homicide. four have been charged with murder including other felony counts. a sheriff's deputy shoots and kills a manual. neighbors say -- man. neighbors say it happened right in front of his mother in east riverdale. the officer was responding to a temporary protective order. while he was there, a man appeared from the rear of the house displaying a firearm. the man approached the deputy. the officer fired the fatal shot. the deputy sheriff is now on administrative leave. the matter is under
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investigation. as students from barack obama elementary school ride the bus back to school this morning, they'll probably be thinking about two taking to a hospital after a crash yesterday afternoon. a pickup truck rear ended the bus near the intersection of route 301 and swanson road in upper marlboro. a spokesperson with prince george's county schools tells 32 kids were on the the bus at -- on the bus at the time. you a the injuries, though, considered minor. easing that anxiety of raising your hand in class? there's a solution. social media and education collide in something called the hallway. when we come back, we have an exciting new project.
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howard here with your weather first. jacket weather once again. another cold start. it's going to be a chilly day today. mix of sun and clouds. by lunch time upper 40s. we'll barely get to the 50- degree mark for a high. by 5:00 p.m. dark already with a temperature of 48. back in just a few minutes with the seven-day going right through the weekend. an accident on the northbound side of i-95 in virginia. at route 123. it has been moved to a nearby commuter lot. the lanes are open but the damage is done. on the northbound side of i-95 give yourself extra time trying
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to get into woodbridge. more details coming up in my next report. back to you, mike. >> thanks a lot, monika. this week's cool schools makes not one but two stops. teams from thomas jefferson high school in alexandria, virginia and spring brook high school in spring brook, maryland are connecting on the next big thing. they're working on a project where social media and education collide. he's found a way to take the fear out of raising your hand in class. ask your question in the hallway instead. >> the name came from the idea that some really amazing profound learning happens outside of the classroom in the holloway. >> reporter: -- hallway. >> reporter: you load your class schedule in and the site connects with you students in your school and eventually around the world. >> you can add an event to thursday, november 8 and say i have a test. anybody else studying can see that. >> reporter: post your question and get a slew of answers from other students taking the subject. >> you can change your
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settings. >> reporter: the thomas jefferson high school senior created the site with a t.j. alum. the project had so much promise, microsoft got interested and got another teen from spring brook high school in maryland to develop the mobile app. the all student project is really taking off. >> classes are loaded in. you can either add them on a website or in the app. >> every student has that kind of fear about asking that one question that seems so straightforward but you don't get it and you don't want to be that one student who doesn't get it. so everyone has that fear and having an app like this abolishes that fear. it's welcoming to students. >> reporter: investors were really welcoming too. he may only be 17 but shawn has already made pitches to venture capitalists. listen to how it went. >> we walked in wanting x dollars and came out oversubscribed with ten times as much as we originally asked
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for. >> reporter: so make sure you keep your eye out for hallway because it will be available sometime early in the new year and microsoft is making it part of the launch of windows 8. too cool. >> that's a piece of the promotional video that's on his website. this is amazing. when he was making the pitch, there were doctors and lawyers in the audience. they said you know what? we could use that to help train doctors and help train lawyers. we can kind of go over cases over the internet. >> with journalists asking questions of their counterparts in other parts of the world. i wonder how much the app is going to cost. >> i have no idea but he said initially everything is going to be free. he came up with it himself and did it with these two teens. it's truly amazing. he's got six figures from investors already. >> what were you doing then?
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>> enjoying high school, living the dream. good day today. it's not going to be raining. that's g. it's not going -- that's good. it's not going to be windy. we'll be fighting the clouds to see the sunshine outside. here's a look at the bus stop forecast. temps in the 30s in most areas this morning. but the range is upper 20s to low 40s. the bay the warmest this morning. we have a day planner showing you the mix of sun and clouds and the generally northeast winds only about 5 miles an hour. we'll make a run toward 50. by 4:00 be back to 48 with north wind, northeast wind at 5. by 8:00 in the mid-40s. partly cloudy skies tonight. so we're going to drop back into the 30s in most areas with the upper 20s. again north and west like this morning in winchester and cumberland and luray at 28 degrees. it's 39 in easton but the patuxent river naval air station surrounded by all the water down there, you're holding on to 44. here in town as we look out on
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our michael & son weather camera, still quite dark here. the clouds showing a little bit of light. sunrise about half an hour or so. north, northeast winds at 10 making that 42 feel like 36 with the windchill. clouds continue to stream in from the south to the north. the rain showers down the carolinas are going to stay there and really there's not much in the way of significant weather headed our way for the next several days. we're still watching for the possibility of a coastal over the weekend. but that looks like it will be far enough south and east it may not bother us at all. that would be good for your weekend plans. today passing clouds at times, especially d.c. south and east. maybe a little more sun north and west. showers down in the carolinas and southeastern virginia. tonight still partly cloudy. then as we get into friday, you'll notice systems off shore but on shore where we are, it's quiet. it's sunny, it's nice. temperatures tomorrow a little bit warmer, maybe 54 or so and saturday even a little bit warmer than that. i think we'll be about 56. here's a look at the forecast. today 50. it's certainly going to be
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chilly with a mix of clouds and sun. tonight back in the 30s in most areas. perhaps upper 20s to low 30s in the cold spots. friday 54. saturday still dry and 56. as we head toward sunday, i'm slowly taking those raindrops out as it appears the coastal will stay south and east of us. chance of a shower sunday night. we're back in the mid-50s monday and tuesday. it is 6:17. monika samtani, i-95 northbound south of the beltway still an issue. south of the beltway. we're talking about heading into woodbridge where there was an accident about an hour ago. it's been cleared off to the commuter lot nearby but it left about two and a half miles of slow traffic. you're going an average of 25 miles an hour on the northbound side of i-95 heading through that stretch to 123 where again the lanes have been open. let's take a live look from our sky 9. you're taking a look at that. if you look at the right side of your screen at the activi in that commuter lot nearby and the main line hov lane,
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everything has been reopened on the northbound side of i-95. so you're in good shape in that sense. let's go back over to the maps. this time to the north side of town. no issues on the beltway college park into silver spring. we'll end with a live look southbound 270. it looks like this pretty much heading down from frederick to 121. i'll be back with more at 6:25. 6:18. time for another look at our question of the morning. 4% of american men admit to doing this. is it a, asking for the parents' approval to marry their bride, getting an annual physical, or c, reading instructions or an owner's manual? >> it seems to be the popular response this morning. debra wrote c, which is instructions and owner's manual. not only do most men not ask for directions, they're the same ones who don't read the destructions because they -- instructions because they think they know it all. >> we'll have the correct answer in about 30 minutes. >> if you answer the question of the day today on our facebook page, do it correctly, you'll be entered into a
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sweepstakes to win four tickets to "les miserables." every day we'll randomly draw a name. "les miserables" coming to the national theater next month so make sure you answer. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 6:226789 your weather -- 6:22. your weather first. we have a pretty sky. check this out. sunrise still a little ways from here but just some beautiful colors in the sky this morning. unfortunately it's a mostly cloudy sky with temperatures in the 30s. looking at your day planner, you can expect the mix of sun and clouds today. we'll see temperatures slowly climbing up toward the 50- degree mark. and thankfully the winds are going to be fairly light. only about 5 miles an hour. and out of the northeast. good morning, everybody. all right, wizards fans, if you haven't already, it's time to face the facts. unless the wizards sign a 28-
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year-old michael jordan today, you're in for a very, very long season. seven games down, 75 to go. wizards will hopefully win a game soon, but last night wasn't one of them. john wall still out. the wiz disasheds could really -- the wizards could really use him right now. near the end down as much as 22 points at one point. four from four from the three- point line pulls the wizards within three but the ball wasn't bouncing their way. the mavericks win this one by 6. the wizardses fall to 0-7 on the season. >> rg3 has already proven he's a leader on the field. now teammates showing him some respect. the rest of the offensive players voted the rookie as captain for the rest ever the season. coach mike shanahan says that's a first in his coaching career but isn't completely surprised with the honor. it took a couple of weeks for the n.f.l. finally deciding to punish deanglo hall. he was ejected from the skins- steelers game after removing his helmet and yelling at the
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referee at the end of october. he won't be suspended but hall was finalled $30,000. that's a quick look at -- fined $30,000. that's a quick look at sports. i'm kristen berset. lawmakers want to find out everything about the benghazi attack. >> the closed door hearings are happening today and what will the former c.i.a. director david petraeus -- what role will the farmer c.i.a. director david petraeus play. an accident cleared. about a two and a half mile delay with the lanes open on 95. i'll be back with details coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now.
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we are back at 6:28. this is always the place to get your weather first. here is a live look at the monuments. there's the washington monument, the jefferson memorial to the right and traffic moving right along across the 14th street bridge. thank you for starting your thursday with us. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. you will be greeted by a brisk start when you head outside. meteorologist howard bernstein live on the weather terrace. temperatures in the 30s and 40s so far. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. even upper 20s in the shenandoah valley. the nice thing about this morning, the winds are practically calm in many, many areas. without the winds, it doesn't feel all that bad. here's a look at our day planner. we're going to have a mix of clouds and sunshine today.
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capitol dome, we've got cloudy skies overhead. 42 degrees in washington. 48 by noon with a little sunshine here and there. then this afternoon 48 for the drive home after topping out around 50 here in the district. lots of clouds have been streaming up from the south overnight. that's why we're dealing with the cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. the temperatures where we've got a few more breaks north and west dr. dropped into the upper 20s. 29 in martinsburg. 28 winchester. we're still 42. heading up to about 50. it is 6:29. monika samtani has been watching an accident on i-95 northbound. that's the biggest problem she's been telling me. it sure is. on the northbound side of i-95, it was there for about 45 minutes. it's now cleared but you're going about 34 miles an hour on the northbound side of i-95 trying to get into woodbridge where the accident had taken up the two left lanes at route 123. i'm going to step out and show what you it looks like live from our sky 9. this is a little further north in lorton. so everyone is kind of moving upstream on the northbound side of 95 where again the accident
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was at route 123. all cleared. several stretches of slow traffic as you head up 95 towards springfield as well. let's go there now and show you what it looks like. this it typical leaving route 644 up to 395 which is slow from about duke street to seminary road. that's been incident free heading up to the 14th street bridge. a live look as well on the north side of town. here's what it looks like on the outer loop at new hampshire avenue. brake lights begin just about here as you head around toward university boulevard and again the lanes are open here as well on the north side of town. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:43. back to you, mike and andrea. >> monika, thank you. cbs this morning gets started in 30 minutes. >> norah o'donnell standing by in new york this morning telling us what they are working on. good morning, norah. >> good morning, mike and andrea. john miller has new insight on the agent that's now asking for whistle blower protection in the petraeus sex scandal. charlie is in d.c. this morning. he talked to the head of the u.s. special operation abouts
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his colleagues who are caught up in this story and the quotes that shaped our world. from bill clinton to jerry maguire. how the familiar and unforgettable words were chosen for bartlet's familiar quotations. one of my favorite things because i love inspiring quotes so we'll have some of them for you when we see you right at 7:00. >> we'll be there. thank you. top ranking intelligence officials are expected on the hilda at house and senate hearings on the benghazi attacks that cildz the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> former c.i.a. director david petraeus will also be testifying before the senate intelligence committee. 9news reporter surae chinn is on capitol hill. she has more on what we can expect later today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the big drama will happen tomorrow when petraeus is expected to be here on capitol hill. the acting c.i.a. director will be here testifying before a house panel today and, yes, because of this tangled web and so many of
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these key players involved, lawmakers do want to get to the bottom of the benghazi attacks. they also want to get to the bottom of the sex scandal that brought down petraeus. this is a widening fallout, including putting general allen's career on hold. he's the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. but in another battle, some lawmakers are threatening to block u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace secretary of state clinton because of comments she made days aft attack on the u.s. con-- after the attack on the u.s. consal lat in benghazi. president obama had sharp words for those lawmakers. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> the commander in chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: back on the sex scandal, paula broadwell, the woman at center of the sex
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scandal and petraeus' mistress, has been staying at her brother's house in northwest d.c. cameras have been camped out there for days. we're also learning that the f.b.i. agent frederick humphries was the one who uncovered the scandal after complaints from tampa socialite jill kelley. humphries saw these e-mails written by broadwell. again petraeus' mistress. sent to kelley whom she apparently saw as a rival for petraeus' affections. so this is a very tangled web that more and more people are being caught up in. back to you. >> all right, surae chinn reporting live from capitol hill. dr. alen salerian's fight to write narcotic prescriptions is still in limbo. the controversial focialer chief sigh -- former chief psychiatrist at the f.b.i. believes pain actually causes
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physical damage to the brain and prescribes pain med decision in a less conservative fashion than many other physicians who disagree with his judgment. the d.c. health department argues he describes them too often and stopped him from writing the prescriptions in april. he's appealing that decision. closing arguments in the case are to be scheduled by the end of this month. a d.c. supreme court judge has sentenced a man convicted of grabbing women's private parts while bicycling past them in dupont circle last summer. he is facing a 185-day jail sentence with all about 90 days suspended. the 31 yearldz was also placed on three years of probation and ordered to seek sex offender treatment. pena may have more trouble in his future. ice has put a detainer on him meaning he could face deportation when his jail sentence is complete. definitely not a cheap school to attend. in fact it's one of the most expensive universities in the country and it's now losing its
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ranking with u.s. news and word report. george washington university was taken off the 2013 list of best colleges after the magazine says the university overstated data on incoming freshmen for more than a decade. the chief ranker says he thinks the error was inadvertent but the school will stay unranked until accuracy of their future information can be confirmed. it 16:35. jessica doyle is -- it is 6:35. jessica doyle is here with your money report. >> she's talking about a big settlement when it comes to the oil spill. >> bp talks about settling the criminal case against it. any settlement is expected to dwarf the largest corporate fine ever assessed by the justice department. that was the $1.2 billion fine imposed on pfizer back in 2009. the explosion and fire aboard the deep water horizon rig on april 20, 2010 killed 11 workers. it also set off a $200 -- a 200
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million gallon spill over 87 days. bp's troubles are far from over. the oil giant says the criminal settlement would not include civil claims under the clean water act and other legislation pending private civil claims and state claims for economic losses. the cost of providing health care benefits to employees rose this year by the smallest amount in 15 years. human resources consultant mercer says that increase came in at 4.1%, a far cry from thage 10% to 15% hikes employers were reporting at the beginning of the decade. mercer says the health care reform kicking in in 2014 has employers making a greater effort in order to control their costs right now. have you heard about the new feature facebook has rolled out for those in love? they're called facebook pages for couples. this feature takes you on a virtual tour of your love life with photos, wall posts and photo comments shared between you and your honey. the person you're official with
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on facebook. there are plenty of critics out there who say this feature simply makes them wretch. >> why do you have to go on facebook for this? >> so everybody can see your love. >> the opportunities are endless. >> unbelievable. >> couples on facebook. >> forget it. you know what? little puppy love kids would love that. for us adults, probably not. >> maybe not. [ multiple voices ] when we return, as a part of -- we're old. that's right. preventing house fires. >> coming up, simple steps you can do in your own home which are very important that you need to protect your family. we'll be right back.
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welcome back to 9news. it's 6:42. i'm monika samtani with timesaver traffic. we had an early morning accident on the northbound side of i-95 at route 123. it was cleared some time ago but you still have the slow traffic on and on into woodbridge. i'm going to take a live look from our sky 9. it's right at the mixing bowl. all those people trying to get back on to 395 or the belt ware, it's going to -- beltway, it's going to be heavy this morning. pack your patience with you. on the other side of town here's what it looks like on the gw parkway. on the southbound side there had been a stuck truck at the roosevelt bridge. that's been cleared. in maryland 270 is slowing down. falls road down to the point where the lanes divide. i'll be back at 6:58. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. 6:42. the sun is coming up probably in the eyes of people driving, too. >> some a little bit with the brakes and the -- breaks in the
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cloud cover. we're just about at sunrise. country setting 4:56 or something. >> i love it. everybody else hates it. i can go to sleep. >> i have so much left to do and i need to be in bed. >> i try to get to bed at 7:00. >> it works well for little people, too. my kids think it's late. >> even better when you have the little ones going earlier. good plan there, mr. hydeck. you're going to need to bundle up the little ones. the real good news is that we have light winds. the lighter the clothing, the better because it's still kind of dark here at this hour. excuse me, 29 to 42. a little bit of brightness on the eastern horizon. not completely cloudy but a few breaks in the overcast. temperatures today will climb to the upper 40s by noon. mix of sun and clouds. as we head toward 5:00, 48 degrees. we have a temperature which will probably top out at about the 50-degree mark with
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northeast winds at 5:00. this morning temps are running in the 30s. 39 arlington. 40 college park. low 30s though as you get into northern loudoun county, lovettsville is at 31. crofton is 40. at washington here, 42. looking outside on our michael & son weather camera, brightness on the eastern horizon. that's better color earlier with temperatures which are running now at 42 degrees. cloudy skies. feeling like 36 and the wind north, northeast at 10 miles an hour. our dew points are in the lower 30s so we are dealing with a nice, dry air mass. just a little bit cooler than it should be for this time of year. our futurecast got some clouds and showers down in the carolinas. the clouds have been blowing up here but the moisture, the rain, that's going to stay well to our south and southeast today with a mix of clouds and sunshine. here we are at 6:00. so maybe a little more sun, especially north and west of d.c. tonight partly cloudy, more clouds east. more breaks west. it will be another night with temps down in the 30s. then look, a lot move sunshine for your friday. this weekend we've been talking
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about the threat for a coastal storm as we head toward the sunday-monday time frame. still think that's going to happen but there are signs it's going to be more off shore than inland. so would mean a drier, milder sunday and monday still with a slight chance for a shower. here's a look at the forecast. today we've got temperatures which will be 50 degrees for the high, give or take a degree or two. tonight we're back in the 30s. tomorrow 54. so more sunshine, a little warmer. saturday 56. still a good deal of sunshine. by sunday i think we'll get some clouds from that coastal but probably staying dry for the skins, 52. maybe a shower south and east sunday night, early monday morning. then monday and tuesday dry with temps back in the mid-50s. monika? >> thank you so much, howard. did you know almost 3,000 people die in house fires in the u.s. every year? and almost one-third of those could have been prevented. in today's extra mile report, just changing a battery in your smoke alarm can make you a hero. prince george's county fire
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chief mark bashour, welcome. >> the campaign is about personal responsibility and folks taking care of their family, the ability for them to be a hero to their family. >> what you're referring to is the common fire risks that people take. what are those risks? >> a lot of things. the smoke alarms is what we find most that people don't replace them in time. ten years is the maximum that they should have them. but we also find that over 60% of the homes don't have one at all let alone have a working one. so having them outside your bedrooms, in your bedrooms, outside your garage, every area that could have smoke or carbon monoxide, those are where they should have the detectors. >> something i'm guilty of and that's remembering to change the batteries. is there something that can remind us like maybe when we change the time twice a year? >> absolutely. change the clock, change your batteries is the national campaign with the national fire protection association. we also have a program called safety first of the month. every first of the month we remind people to check those
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smoke alarms. that can also be a jog to change the batteries. >> you launch add new campaign, tell -- launched a new campaign. tell bus that. >> it's about personal responsibility. folks taking responsibility to be heroes for themselves and their families. if you do everything you can to remove yourself from a bad situation, we don't have to send the firefighters and police officer heros in to rescue you because you've already done it. >> kel us where we can find information about this campaign be a hero, save a hero. >> there are several. alarmpledge.com is the pledge page which is part of the covington story we'll talk about. firehero.org is the national fallen firefighters foundation. these have teamed up together to create this pledge and start the project. >> you launched it this month. you got to rock the red carpet in nashville. tell us about that. >> absolutely. i was honored to have been chosen to go to nashville and be part of the kickoff for the national campaign. what an honor to be there, be
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with those folks and get this message out in a positive way. >> thank you so much for being with us. the campaign is be a hero, save a hero. you can get more information on the campaign on our website later this morning wusa9.com. thank you again. >> thank you. time now to answer the question of the day. the question one more time. 4% of american men admit to doing this. just 4% of us. a, asking a parents' approval to marry their bride, b, getting anage physical or c, reading the strucks or owner's manual? >> here's one response. she says b, because so many americans, women and men, neglect their health. >> the answer is a, 4% of us admit to asking for parents' approval to marry their bride to be. and if you answer today's question correctly on our
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facebook page, you're automatically entered into the sweepstakes for four tickets to see "les miserables." "les miserables" is coming to the national theater next month. we've got more deals now. i've been combing through the daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find you deep discounts. we'll start with time to work on the holiday cards or calendars. shutter fly is offering 40% off for a limited time. use the coupon code holidays to get the deal. here's a 42-inch 3-d tv for almost 50% off. bestbuy.com has it. it's offering the tv with the stand and you get four pairs of 3-d glasses. this is for $579.99. the original price was almost 1100 bucks. and you're getting free shipping. there are limited quantities available, though. take the family to zoo lights for 50% off. living social has this deal with the national zoo. pay $28 for a family package for four, including four train
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welcome back. 6:53. your weather first. temps in the 30s and low 40s. 48 by noon with a mix of sun and clouds. high today right around the 50- degree mark with light winds. >> thank you, howard. in the news before you go, congress is holding closed door hearings on the deadly attack on the u.s. consl lat in ben gaz -- consulate in benghazi. former c.i.a. director david petraeus is expected to testify before the senate intelligence committee friday. neighbors tell us a woman
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watched as a prince george's county sheriff's deputy shot and killed her son last night. the officer was responding to a temporary protective order. while he was there, the man appeared from behind the mom with a gun in his hand and that's why the officer says they had to open fire. president obama goes to staten island today to see firsthand sandy's aftermath and recovery efforts. he'll be accompanied by senator schumer, governor cuomo, mayor bloomberg and ralph reed. the time right now 16:54 -- is 6:54. one final check of weather and traffic right after this. keep it here for 9news. (bell rings)
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one more thing before we go. promises of bipartisanship. we heard them recently, sort
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of. were they hollow? more and more we're hearing the vitriol come out. the latest comments from mitt romney saying the. won the election because he gave financial and legislative gifts to minorities in obama care and some of the other things. the latest thing with mr. mccain and lindsay graham saying they were going to do anything to block ambassador rice from becoming secretary of state. and we're headed toward the fiscal cliff. how do you feel about that? >> nothing has changed from the election. you have the same players and same breakdown of the government. if anybody thought we were going to have big change, that may have been optimistic. >> what i think is interesting, though, is paul ryan has disappeared from the scene. he was of course one of the biggest folks -- biggest spokesperson for the fiscal cliff. >> the urban people that turned out again. class war in another way. guys, get it together. like howard.
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>> weather wise, clouds out there. temps around 50 with a mix of sun and clouds today. tomorrow 54, more sunshine. saturday and sunday look okay now. maybe a shower late sunday night into monday. monika? on the northbound side of 95, at least the accident in woodbridge is gone, but here's a look at the delay. a little further north it's edsall road at least up to king street on 395 and a quick look at 270 southbound where you're on the brakes falls road to the point where the lanes divide. wall street starts this morning officially in correction territory for certain parts ever the market and it could be choppy because officially it is in a double dip recession. so we'll be watching that story. >> fasten your seat belt. cbs this morning is next. they're going to have information on the f.b.i. westing blower in -- whistle blowerrer in the petraeus sex scandal. howard and i will be back with a live update on traffic and weather. we'll see you tomorrow at 4:25. have a great day.